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160 *VS* 80 X 2 Ply *VS* 40 X 4 Ply

BostonElitist

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What are the advantages of these 3 fabrics: 160 thread count *VS* 80 thread count X 2 Ply *VS* 40 thread count X 4 Ply?

I would think that the 40 thread count X 4 ply would be the highest quality, since al fabric fineness/thickness has a statistical variance associated with it. By bunching up 2 plys of fabric, as in the 80 TC X 2 ply, the standard deviation of the fabric would decrease by 29.3% (= 1-.5^.5). The standard deviation of the thickness in the 3rd fabric would be 50% less than the first 160 thread count fabric (=1-.25^.5).
 

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Standard Deviation Not Enough For Perverted Statistician

 

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i will assume you are talking about shirt fabric.

none of this makes any sense.
you need to compare construction and not just yarn size used.
 

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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
i will assume you are talking about shirt fabric.

none of this makes any sense.
you need to compare construction and not just yarn size used.


Listen. You are just being difficult. The OP simply wants to know what the best shirting fabric is. Now answer him. If you can do a top ten list of best shirting fabrics, including the fabric number and a place to buy it cheap online, that would be ideal.

 

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Originally Posted by mickey711
A high thread count does not necessarily a good fabric make, as does fabric thickness.

I believe you're thinking about this the wrong way.

And I have to ask, OP: are you an engineer?



No. Moreover, math is not used in my profession.

I do notice, however, that my favorite shirts have a high threadcount (ie 100s X 2 ply or 80s X 2 ply).
 

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